A South Tyneside man has succeeded in winning this year's Britain's Got Talent contest as part of the musical theatre group Collabro.
Jamie Lambert, 23, is from Washington and joined the group when it was formed just a month before auditions for the show.
Speaking on stage after the win was announced, Lambert offered his thanks and praised the runner up, opera singer Lucy Kay, saying: "For everyone who voted, you're absolutely amazing.
"Judges, thank you so much. And to Lucy as well, she's absolutely incredible.”
The group pick up a £250,000 prize and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance in London.
More top news
Victorian North Yorkshire railway station celebrates 150 years of operation
Newcastle International Airport has welcomed the recommendation by the Airports Commission that a third runway should be built at Heathrow.
Six former British soldiers, including three from this region, have been told today that they will go on trial in India on weapons charges.